Master of Arts International Development online

The university offers this postgraduate diploma/degree programme in International Development for those already working in the development sector, those who wish to specialize in development studies coming from a different undergraduate specialization, those national or expatriate employees of NGOs, embassies, and / ordevelopment organizations who wish to gain a qualification in International Development, or fresh graduates on academic track.

The broad aim of the programme is to provide professionals with a thorough knowledge of the theories and methods of development, as well as skills in managing development in a sustainable fashion, so as to make a lasting and tangible contribution to the global standards set by the Millennium Goals Initiative.

Programme courses

  • PGDID 101 World Development Today
  • PGDICT 101 Introduction to ICT4D
  • PGDID 102 Development Discourse
  • PGDID 103 Project Management
  • PGDID 104 International Human Rights
  • PGDID 105 International Relations, Intervention, and Aid
  • PGDID 106 Gender, Women, and Development
  • PGDID 107 Environment and Sustainable Development
  • PGDVUU 101 Research Methodology
  • PGDVUU 102 Governance, Ethics, and Integrity
  • Dissertation (MA)

All these courses may also be taken as stand-alone courses as part of our Continuous Professional Development programme..

Admission criteria
All prospective students must meet the admission criteria as set for each programme of study in the University. The University shall follow the admission criteria as set by the National Council of Higher Education. All completed application forms should be sent to the University Secretary at the Virtual University of Uganda.

For entry to the postgraduate diploma in International Development, applicants should possess a good second-class degree from a recognized institution and achieved a pass mark in the Graduate Admission Test. Ideally, applicants should have some job-related experience in their field of study. All students should have an adequate knowledge of computers and access to a reliable Internet connection, preferably owning a laptop and an Internet USB dongle.

All students must have registered initially by the date stipulated in the university calendar. In order to access course materials online, students must pay the full fee for the course on the date specified. All fees are to be paid directly to the University's bank account. Bank slips or bank drafts will be acknowledged when registering for each module in a programme.


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